The Browns ended up losing 38-24 for their ninth consecutive loss this season.
The Browns were out of timeouts, however, and after tight end David Njoku could not get two feet down on a potential touchdown pass from quarterback DeShone Kizer, the Browns had a second-and-goal with 15 seconds remaining. The Browns now list Kizer as questionable to return.
Kizer left the game with a rib injury after taking a hit from Quandre Diggs.
They have good players.
Cody Kessler, who appeared in relief of a struggling Kizer earlier this season, replaced him.
Cleveland bounced back from that to score touchdowns on their first two drives of the second half to take a 24-17 lead. They did the usual on the first series and stalled inside the Detroit Lions' 10 yard line. I thought our guys had a little more pep in their step, fought hard, gave it everything they had.
Others felt that the play from the four yard line at the end of the first half was what cost the Browns the game.More news: Broadband Providers Will Pay Automatic Compensation For Service Faults
The Browns punted, but the defense held the Lions and the Browns got the ball back still only trailing by seven.
In what universe does that make sense? He entered Sunday's action completing 52.6 percent of his 19 passes for 121 yards. The Week 10 matchup was much closer than most anticipated, with the Browns putting up 10 unanswered points to start the contest.
Detroit closed to within 10-3 with exactly 6:00 left in the initial period on Matt Prater's 46-yard field goal. The Lions gummed up the works as the bodies unfolded and the clock expired.
Along with Abdullah, the Lions featured a steady diet of running backs on the game-tying drive.
The end result may have been a familiar one, but this may have been the best game the Browns played all season.
"Most of the time when I was in there, he was in there", said Garrett, who had one tackle.